Last month, I hit the open road for our island’s annual garden tour. And unlike past years, I thought I should embrace alternative transportation and bike to each one of the gardens (a 25 mile tour with hills, valleys and more hills).
What I miscalculated was 1) my level of conditioning 2) the weight of my road bike on all the hills!
Let me just say first, it was totally fun, but exhasting! But let me also admit, it got me thinking why I don’t get around town by bike more often. The answer boils down to the reasons outlined in points #1 and #2 above.
So #1 is just about getting out there and getting back in shape – I will admit that the last year has had me in front of my computer more than working out. But as much good intention I have, every time I think about biking somewhere, I remember the killer hills near our home and my ambitions to be a biking road warrior quickly die. So that leads to point #2 – getting a better bike to help me get up the hills.
So wrapped in a cloud of Bengay, I head to my local bike shop for some coaching and purchase support.